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Happy Wensfriesday folks!

I’ve got a little piece of writing to share with you before the day ends.

Crowded chimney stacks belched out dark clouds of smog, coughing and coating the hunched buildings cowering below. Sluggish, and almost refrained in its attempts to shine, the sun pleaded with this wall of darkness to let it in. The smog refused. Instead, it slithered through the narrow streets, infusing itself into the porous walls and tattered doors of the overcrowded houses. It paraded down the dimly lit streets, barely visible in the yellowish street lights left on day and night to diminish the darkness. Those trudging wearily through the cobbled alleyways, carrying their musky smell with them, didn’t care. Where they were going, the long hours and strenuous labour blotted out all thought of light and comfort. Where they lived held that same damp hopelessness, so it didn’t matter either way. Such was the life of the hands working the mills in Manchester.

This setting was inspired by what I’m researching at the moment. It also inspired a task I set for my Writers who were told to describe the setting of an industrial city from the past and they came up with some great ideas. It was too tempting for me not to try my own hand at the same!



Monday Coffee

Snuggle up and take a sip of your favourite beverage – it’s coffee time! Continue reading

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 16/19

I’m taking up the #SoCS challenge again this week.
The theme is Sole/Soul. Here’s my take on the theme:

Wearing through my thin disguise, you tread with purpose on me, yet only surmise the depth of what you put me through when you stand in puddles of trouble.
No reason to reflect yet, no explicit message can refrain your destructive behaviour – until there is nothing left to protect you. Everything becomes eternal once that which protected your inner being is gone – the bottomless shoes of life.

Have some fun with the prompt . Here’s Linda’s original message to help you along.

Friday, Friday, it’s finally Friday, and time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt! All is quiet here for the moment–will update later. In the meantime, here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “soul/sole.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our pretty SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/


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Monday Coffee

Hi and welcome back to the coffee house. It’s going to be a quick one today but a welcome break from the busy schedule. Let me tell you why… Continue reading

The Intangible healing of creativity

This is a powerful message for all of us and perfect for a Sunday morning’s reflection. Enjoy!

The Intangible healing of creativity

— Read on jcrhumming.wordpress.com/2019/02/19/the-intangible-healing-of-creativity/

FlashFic FaceOff: Feb 2019 – re:written

Whoop! I won! Thank you to everyone who voted for my flash fiction.

Voting has now closed for this contest. The winner was Eloise de Sousa (Entry Two), with 57% of the vote. Congratulations, Eloise! Entry One (author SD) He served, she sat. It seemed wrong. For years she had served Him joyfully with her whole heart until the disease had stolen that from her. He had let…
— Read on rewritten.uk/flashfic/flashfic-faceoff-feb2019/

Editing Your Draft – Crutch Words

Editing Your Draft – Crutch Words

— Read on donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/editing-your-draft-crutch-words/


I’m reposting this review because I enjoyed the minty-fresh approach to analysing stereotypical characters portrayed in YA books. Definitely worth a read.


— Read on lifeofchaz.com/2019/02/10/skyward/

Book Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Lance reviews on of my favourite authors, Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Book Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

— Read on lancegreenfield.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/book-review-the-angels-game-by-carlos-ruiz-zafon/

New Release: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (2nd Edition)! ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®

New Release: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (2nd Edition)! ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®
— Read on writershelpingwriters.net/2019/02/new-release-the-emotion-thesaurus-second-edition/